Hearing and Cognition
Many of us take hearing for granted, but humans are unique in the way we interpret noises from our environment: we are able to utilize cognitive processes (knowledge, memory and intelligence) with the sensory input we receive. This allows us to communicate, learn and share thoughts and ideas. When treating hearing loss, audiologists’ understanding of […]Read More
Childhood Ear Infections
Ask any pediatrician which type of after hours call they handle most frequently, and the answer is likely to be otitis media, the medical term for a middle ear infection. Aside from the common cold, ear infections are the most commonly diagnosed childhood illness, affecting three out of four children by the time they reach […]Read More
Tinnitus: Understanding that Ringing in Your Ears
Many people experience a persistent ringing in their ears. This common affliction, known as tinnitus, affects roughly 20% of the American population. Tinnitus is defined as the perception of sound when none is actually occurring. For some it is a minor nuisance but for others, a major impediment to their quality of life. It is […]Read More
Eat Well for Healthy Hearing
You’ve probably heard the phrase “you are what you eat.” While that may not be entirely true, the foods you consume can have a positive effect on your hearing. Studies indicate foods rich in certain nutrients can help boost your hearing. In some cases, they may even help prevent or delay hearing loss. Omega-3 fatty […]Read More
Deaf comedian D.J. Demers shares his experiences with hearing loss
The lights dimmed. Comedian D.J. Demers stood on stage with a microphone. A chair was next to him, but he never sat on it. It was an ordinary comedy show, except for one part. Demers, along with a few audience members, wore hearing aids. As part of his “Here to Hear” tour, Demers is visiting […]Read More
Opn™ Made the Top 10 – Twice!
More and more hearing care professionals are witnessing the impressive results that Oticon Opn™ delivers to patients. It’s no wonder that they are interested in underlying reasons for this record-breaking success. Read the ArticleRead More
Raising awareness with World Health Day!
Co-Chairs of the Congressional Hearing Health Caucus, Congressmen David B. McKinley, P.E., (WV-1) and Mike Thompson (CA-5), introduced H.R. 740, recognizing March 3rd as World Hearing Day 2018. The theme for World Hearing Day 2018 is hearing and the future, which focuses on hearing loss prevention awareness and promoting access to rehabilitation services and communication […]Read More